Walmart Strains to Keep Aisles Stocked Fresh

Walmart is known for its affordable groceries. Unfortunately, this business strategy is not working because there are not enough employees to keep the food fresh. They plan to implement a new inventory system so that employees would know when food is fresh on the storefront. After the recession of 2007, Walmart has been cutting employees, but they have been expanding. This imbalance is causing multiple problems for the chain. Besides the freshness of their food, shelves are also not filling up quick enough to satisfy their customers. In a recent analysis of Walmart’s customers, reports reveal that consumers are not satisfied with Walmart’s customer support.

Walmart’s business strategy is effective when it comes down to cutting costs and attracting customers. However, they do not have enough resources to provide consumers with a full shopping experience. As a result, they may be losing customers faster than they can expand the chain.

 

Written By: Melody Mark

Source:

Clifford, Stephanie. “Walmart Strains to Keep Aisles Stocked Fresh.” New York Times. The New York Times Company, 3 Apr. 2013. Web. 3 Apr. 2013.

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